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James A.
Hayward, CA
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48 Years of experience

My love affair with photography started quite a long time ago. It was the fascination with capturing a moment in time to preserve it for generations.


My role as that of your personal historian; capturing significant moments and special occasions of individuals and families. I document people and events of businesses and corporations. I'm a visual storyteller, and I LOVE that role. Every image tells a story. Whether I'm doing a single portrait session, a wedding, or an event, I'm building a story; your story.


Some of my favorite images are those captured when covering live music performances. I've been privileged to cover the Monterey Jazz Festival, and the East Bay jazz scene for over 20 years.


My style of photography? I really don't have one. Delivering your vision and style in your images is my objective. I want to capture and deliver what you want, the way you want or need it to look.


I'm a Certified Professional Photographer, instructor, and member of the Professional Photographers of America, and American Society of Photographers. I've received multiple image awards from international print competitions.

Awards, honors and recognition

Certified Professional Photographer Professional Photographers of America Craftsman Photographer Degree. Professional Photographers of America Bronze Award, International Print Competition 12 Certificates of Merit - International Print Competition

A fun fact about me

I've also been a wine educator for the last 25 years.

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Equipment & Languages

Languages Spoken:

English

Camera:

Nikon Z6, Z7, D5

Lenses:

Nikon 105mm f/1.4, 24-70mm f/2.8, 70-200 f/2.8, 35mm f/1.4, 24mm f/2.8 PC-E, 14-30mm f/4

I am good with…

Capturing Emotions

Capturing Atmosphere

Suggesting Poses

Story Telling

LGBTQ Community

Candid Moments

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Family

11 photos

Headshots

10 photos

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